Middle Tennessee leaders need to get to work on expanding transit options for the region's suburbanites, according to a new report from the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee. Says RTA CEO Steve Bland: "If you believe we’re going to grow by a million people, tweaks — small improvements, short-term improvements — aren’t going to be anywhere near enough to maintain the quality of life that we’re used to here."
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Google Fiber officials said this week that they have added a number of Nashville's satellite cities to their buildout plans. The satellite cities were not initially part of the tech giant's plans to put enough fiber in Middle Tennessee ground "to go from here to Canada and back." Google wasn't all that interested in dealing with more than one Davidson County government entity but has since then run feasibility studies to satisfy its questions.
The board of Delek Logistics Partners has again voted to hike the company's quarterly dividend. Shareholders of record on Aug. 6 will receive 55 cents per limited partner unit, up from 53 cents. That amount is 16 percent higher than the payout of a year ago. Based on Monday's Delek Logistics closing price of $38.35 (Ticker: DKL), the new payout would lift the venture's yield to more than 5.7 percent.
Colorado-based telecom infrastructure company Zayo Group says it is investing $39 million to add 147 cell towers to its Nashville-area fiber network. The move is built on the back of a 20-year contract Zayo has signed with an unnamed wireless service provider. It will nearly quadruple the length of Zayo's local network to 470 miles.
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